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Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond by Lilly Ledbetter

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The courageous story of the woman on the center of the historic discrimicountry case that inspired the Lilly Ledbetter truthful Pay recovery Act--her fight for equivalent rights within the workplace, and the way her resolution changed into a victory for the country.
 
Lilly Ledbetter was born in a space without a working water or electrical energy within the small the town of Possum Trot, Alabama. She knew that she was destined for one thing more, and in 1979, Lilly applied for her dream job on the wellyr tire manufacturing unit. even supposing the one ladies she’d noticed there have been secretaries within the entrance workplaces where she’d submitted her application, she got the job—one of the most first ladies hired on the control level.
 
although she faced day by day discrimicountry and intercourseual harassment, Lilly pressed onward, believing that finally things may change. till, nineteen yrs later, Lilly received an nameless note revealing that she was making lots less in step with yr than the boys in her position.  Devastated, she filed a intercourse discrimicountry case against wellyr, which she received—and then heartbreakingly misplaced on appeal. Over the next eight yrs, her case made it all of the approach to the superb court, where she misplaced again: the court dominated that she must have filed swimsuit inside of one hundred eighty days of her first unequivalent paycheck--even though she had no manner of realizing that she was being paidentity unfairly all those yrs. In a dramatic second, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read her dissent from the bench, urging Lilly to fight again.
 
And fight Lilly didentity, changing into the namesake of Presidentityent Barack Obamacff0478#three9;s first respectable piece of regulation. lately, she is a tireless advocate for change, touring the country to urge ladies and minorities to claim their civil rights.  each a deeply inspiring memoir and a powerful name to fingers, Grace and Grit is the tale of a real American icon.
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author: Lilly Ledbetterwriter: Crown ArchetypeBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 288

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